Risk Assessments

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Safety Limits Ltd

Independent Health & Safety Consultancy

Risk Assessments

Any business, big or small, must carry out a systematic health and safety risk assessment. You must decide what in your premises or undertakings could cause harm to you, your employees, visitors, contractors or members of the public. This is so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.

Risk Assessments must be carried out and documented by a Competent Person. Safety Limits Ltd can provide expert health and safety support to companies to help develop risk assessments to comply with all legal requirements.

Safety Limits Ltd can handle a variety of health and safety assessments including the following:

  • Display Screen Equipment Safety Assessments (Computers)
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling Assessments
  • Room or individual Risk Assessments
  • COSHH Assessments

To speak to me about your Risk Assessment requirements, contact Safety Limits Ltd 07766 440474 orE Mail:

[email protected]

Learning outcomes

  • Able to carry out a general risk assessment
  • Have an understanding of the legal requirements of risk assessment
  • Understand the importance of record-keeping
  • Realise the importance of clearly communicating the findings of risk assessments
  • Be aware of the limits of their competence


  • Introduction to UK health and safety law
  • Statute and Civil Law
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Duty of Care

Principles of Risk Assessment

  • The legal requirement to undertake risk assessments
  • 5 Steps of risk assessment
  • Hazard identification
  • Understanding "Reasonably Practicable"
  • Risk Rating "Likelihood X Severity"

Recording the Findings

  • Different types of recording systems
  • The legal requirement to record findings
  • Communicating the findings
  • Monitoring and review


  • Group practical assessment
  • Questions and Answers

For more information about Risk Assessments or any other Safety Training contact:

James Vetch Dip Grad

Independent Health & Safety Consultant

Tel: 07766 440474 or E Mail: [email protected]